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Highway Patrol releases name of Tarpon Springs man killed in Odessa crash

ODESSA — Authorities have released the name of an 87-year-old Tarpon Springs man who died Friday after he turned left into the path of an oncoming car on State Road 54.

Kenneth J. Robinson was driving a 1998 Buick LeSabre west on SR 54 about 3 p.m. and tried to turn left onto Black Lake Road, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The Buick collided with a 2000 BMW that was traveling east on 54, troopers said.

The BMW driver, Paul Scala, 41, of Tampa, swerved but was unable to avoid the Buick, which spun in the road before ending up in the eastbound lane of 54. The BMW stopped on the highway's outside grass shoulder.

Robinson died at the scene. Scala suffered minor injuries.